DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Page Kennedy has been fired from the hit US drama for "improper conduct".

Kennedy, who plays fugitive CALEB in the second series of the ABC show, was dropped on Friday (4NOV05) after the studio conducted an investigation into allegations against him. Publicist JANET DAILY refused to divulge details of the allegations.

Kennedy had hoped the show would give him the opportunity of "making a name" for himself and claimed he turned down roles on television programmes BARBER SHOW, PEPPER DENNIS and LOVE, INC to star in the series.

Television bosses are recasting the role. Kennedy's final scenes will be aired in the US on Sunday (13NOV05).